First Church in Brief:
Serving the Rochester, NH community since 1731
A member of the United Church of Christ
A progressive Christian voice on the NH Seacoast
We affirm all people are created in God's own image regardless of race, gender, religious background or sexual orientation
8AM service in the chapel
10AM service in the sanctuary
Join with your friends and neighbors as we joyfully await the coming of our Savior and celebrate his birth. Traditional Candlelight service with special music from the Senior, Chapel, and Bell choirs.
"Black and white photo of a bench in Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, Connecticut, at night" by Ragesoss-CC: BY
Are you grieving a lost loved one? Have you experienced divorce, abuse or other family trauma? Is the last thing you want to hear "Coming home for the holidays?" Congregants at this service will not hear triumphant organ fanfares, no joyous Christmas carols, but only quiet readings and prayers in a sanctuary lit with votives.
The Share Fund assists Rochester residents in need of financial assistance, supports the inter-faith Soup Kitchen Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5PM at the United Methodist Church, Gerry's Food Pantry (Monday and Friday 1-3PM, Wednesday 10AM-3PM at the Rochester Community Center, and the Community Clothing Shop, Wed. and Sat. 9-3 at the Rochester Community Center.
Every Thursday at 3:00 pm
Prayer Shawl Ministry.
If you like to knit and/or crotchet or would like to learn
why not join this wonderful group who make prayer shawls for people in particular need?
Every second Saturday
Pink Cadillac on Route 11
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7PM Blue Christmas Service.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 10am service Children's Christmas Program
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday, Jan. 18, 7:30-11am Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 25, 7-11am Books, puzzles and romance items sale
Saturday, Mar. 8, 7-11am Inside Jumble Sale.
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